Mike Trudell

@LakersReporter

Mike writes/podcasts/hosts video content for http://Lakers.com, and is the @TWCSportsNet sideline reporter for Lakers broadcasts; Northwestern alum.

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Photo courtesy of Andy Bernstein at Getty/NBA Photos of Kobe and Pau together before the game.

Photo: Chick Hearn spitting knowledge at the 1984 NBA Draft after the Lakers selected Earl Jones at No. 23.

Here's Pau sitting behind Kobe, who's behind Phil. Interviews w/media next.

Lakers are scrimmaging at the end of Thursday's practice (Gasol, Bryant watch from sidelines):

Ice Cube is hanging out after Lakers practice, chatting up in between taking jumpers:

LAL stayed in Dallas last night, arriving in Denver this morning. Pic of the Rockies in the distance:

Pic of Sasha Vujacic catching up pregame with Andrew Bynum. Sasha's averaging 11 pts in 27 mpg:

Pic of the Staples Center scoreboard celebrating Bryant's further push into NBA history:

Pau Gasol is always the guy who's a foot taller than everyone else checking out of a hotel:

Kobe stopped to sign some pregame autographs in San Antonio:

The Lakers got new practice uniforms for X-Mas:

Barnes got LAL tix for Vick & his boy D. Jackson, who returned punt to beat NY. Barnes pic 2: